Brew Coffee like Never Before with These 7 Hot Tips

Whether you have the most expensive of brewers or the best of coffee beans there’s always a few tweaks that’ll help you make your coffee bolder and tastier. So throw that yucky cup of caffeine out of the window, hold off the barista equipment you’ve been brooding and follow these 7 hot tips about for a better cup of morning joe.

Buy the right beans

Beans and I’ll repeat the BEANS play the most important role in the taste of any coffee cup. Get cheaper beans and your coffee is bound to taste bleh even with the fanciest of coffee makers and grinders.

Not sure how to find the right beans? Well first and foremost check the place of origin on the bag. Also look for the roasting date. Most experts suggest consuming the beans within 14-15 days of it being roasted.

Apart from that ensure no oil on the bean surface and if you’d like a little more of the coffee taste we’d recommend you switch to medium roast beans. Here a few more tips to help you find the perfect beans.

 

Keep your coffee maker clean

Your coffee maker plays an important role in the grinding and extraction process but even the best of coffee makers tend to hold on to grime and residue with each brewing process which tends to alter coffee taste over time.

Thus regular maintenance of your coffee maker is a must. Make sure the filter, drip tray, drip dish etc. are given good wash end of each day and also descale the machine every 5-6 months with lime and vinegar solution.

 

Talk to coffee fanatics

Whether it is your nearby coffee shop or another coffee enthusiast like you people are always up for a conversation. From the beans to the coffee maker, grinder etc. you should be using, find the right people and you’ll have a completely different outlook about making coffee at home.

Most coffee shops such as Starbucks etc. sell their coffee beans. Get in touch with them about it, the machines and gear they use and if you’ve got a friend, maybe, you could also get a demo.

Switch to a cold brew

There’s a cold wave taking over the coffee world. In other words, it’s the age of the cold brew and no we aren’t talking about iced coffee. In fact, a cold brew is a completely different process.

Here the mixture of coarsely ground coffee beans and fresh water is set to rest for about for about a day before it is filtered. This results in a coffee that is less acidic, bolder and awesome than before.

cold brew

 

Grind it right

Once the beans are ground it starts to lose its taste and aroma so if you’re looking for the perfect cup of coffee, grind your beans just before brewing. Most coffee aficionados will recommend using burr grinders.

That is because these grinders tend to grind coffee uniformly especially if you prefer a coarser grind and provide you with greater control over the process as compared to a blade grinder. Check our range of the best coffee grinders to know more about these grinders.

How to Brew Filter Coffee

We can give you one of the best cups of coffee that you ever had. There is a famous café where we happen to have had a cup of fantastic coffee. This coffee was prepared by the method which is called “The Pour Over Method.”

This method gives your coffee a robust and smooth flavor, that too without any acidity. It is not difficult for to do it at home. Try it out!

On an average, anyone drinks a cup of coffee per day. It’s obvious if there are complex coffee equipment which crowds the counter it’s not a good thing.

Adding to the trouble for a cup of coffee if your gear requires specially ordered filters that are a big turn off. If all the above sounds much like you, this pour-over method is perfect for you.

Filter Coffee

The following method should be taken with a pinch of salt. Because some of the ‘experts’ might disagree with about the details. We recommend you to measure your grains and grind them thoroughly if you’re not a trained by barista. Many people don’t prefer to follow the advice circular pouring motions.

The things that you need:

Ingredients

  • Roasted coffee beans: 28 grams or 1 ounce
  • Cold water: filtered if possible

Equipment

  • A coffee cup
  • A single-cup paper coffee filter
  • Coffee grinder
  • An electric scale
  • A single-cup drip coffee cone (see product link below)
  • A measuring cup

Procedure

Setting up Equipment and boiling water– First, the kettle should be filled with cold water and let it boil.

Take the paper filter and make it to a conical shape and put it inside the cone. After that rinse this paper with the tap water or drinking water as per your choice (doesn’t make any difference). This step helps the coffee filter easily, and any taste of the filter is not retained in your drink.

Now for the next step put this cone in a measuring cup and put the whole setup on the electric scale. For warming up the ceramic of your cup, put hot water in it and set it aside.

Grinding of the Coffee– Now this is one of the most important steps. For you to correctly grind the coffee, you should understand that the coffee beans are done grinding once it attains the shape of the grains of the sand. Many people grind it too much, and it becomes powder. Once you grind the coffee beans, put it into the filter and make sure that the scale is at zero.

Blooming of the Coffee– Use a circular motion to pour 60 grams of hot water into the coffee beans which are once ground. The circular motion ensures that the ground beans becomes evenly saturated. This step is also critical as it allows you a cup of coffee to have an excellent flavor. Allow it to sit for 1 or 1,5 minute.

Coffee should be continuously brewed after that – Once it has settled for a moment, it is then required to add more water till it reaches the weight of 415 grams in total. There is a scale which shuts off 355 grams as it has the maximum weighing capacity of 355 grams.

If it is the case, you might have to do it again. One thing that you should keep in mind is that you should pour the stream of hot water directly on the grounds of the coffee beans.

Wait till it gets filtered– The average time coffee takes to get filtered two-two and a half minutes. Once the coffee stops to drip from the filter, consider that your coffee is made and ready to have. Pour the cup of your perfectly brewed coffee and enjoy all its glory!

And if you’re still confused here’s what you need to do